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-1 r- -r* ~'x j«\ Vr^1" W Arr- a ,t?l -v «f tir!& 11 f*1 Vf^i-X /,«! I --c' vSH W5£ V? yOL. 9 NO 35. rf^Sr" $2,466.87 Judgment Awarded Mrs, Helen D. Merril for In juries on Railroad. WAS STRUCK BY ENGINE Case in Court for Long Time —Receives Money from Company Saturday. A suit long pending against the M. & St. L. railroad for injuries sus tained by Helen D. Merrill has been settled by the payment of $2,466.87. On July 2, 1908, the occasion of Ring ling's circus In the city Helen D. Mer rill, at that time of Watertown but now of Dol&nd, was struck by a lo comotive on the St. Louis and seri ously injured. Suit for $4,000 was brought against the company and after being in the courts for a long time the above damages were award ed and the plaintiff received the mon fy Sherin & Sherin appeared for the plaintiff and Case & Shurtleff for the defendant. State Convention of Elks at Aberdeen The state .convention of the Elks' association of South Dakota will be held in Aberdeen on June 7-8. At tile ^meeting held in Watertown last year' the Aberden Elks attended fe-a body, and it is the intention of Watertown •Elks to reciprocate- by attending" the" convention at Aberdeen as a body this year. Special excursion will be run'from Deadwood, Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Hu ron, Watertown, Sisseton and Miles City, Mont., on this occasion which, it is expected, will be the greatest in the history of the order in the state. At the convention in Aberdeen the dedication of the new temple there which wiH be ready for occupancy at the time, will take place. On Securing Help Much Will Depend It is the general opinion that bulld ing operations in the' city of Water town will far exceed those of any previous season if present inquiries and contracts already being made are to be taken as any criterion. And the operations will not be confined to Watertown as the outlook is good for quite an amount of new building at Lake Kampeska. "The only handicap to a dicided impetus in new building this season," rsaid a prominent builder, "will be the difficulty In securing help. A. L. Sherin Elected President New R. R. Arthur L. Sherin of this city has fiLbeen honored by being elected presi dent of the Forest City,- Fertile & !Hason sens City, Railway company. Mr. Sherin was one of the directors the road since its incorporation. The new line will be about 80 miles ions and will pterce one of the best ^deposits of charble in the state of Iowa, .and -for which object the rotd is being built. The right of way has been secured through all the. territory ,including vne cities along the line, and the ..work of construction will begin soou ..— #and »»e Pushed to completion,at WAffRlEO TUESDAY EVENING. hou«e wa». filled. Frank were married by Judge Nlch -olson. The bride was a farmer em-'i- ^I#.1CEN8E8. Lid Goes on Now at O'clock in Saloons The lid was on at the saloons in Watertown promptly at 9 o'clock Monday evening the bill for that pur pose having been signed by Gover nor Vessoy. As the excise law now stands on the statute books of this state saloons will be allowed to re main open only frtm 6 a. in., to 9 p. m. There is some question as to the validity of the law, especially when applied to Watertown which is work ing under a special charter Jt is be lieved by some that the constitution ally of the law will be contested by the saloon men of the state. Physicians Prepare Coming Year Program Banquet Their Wives at the Hotel Kampeska In the Evening. The meeting, of the Medical so ciety of the dlctrlet held in the Busi ness Men's Union hall Tuesday after noon confined its work to business af fairs which, however, will mark a .decided epoch in the meeting of the coming year for, the program for that period was arranged at this gather ing. It has been the custom at these meetings to descuss papers on sub jects of interest to the-profession. The district comprises thrfee or four coun ties. The pleasures of the occasion were considerably enhanced in the evening when the members and their wive# repaired to the Kampeska hotel and th0Be NO' ACTION BY B. M. U. At a recent meeting of the Busi ness Men's Union A. G. Peterson ap peared in regard to establishing' a branch plant for the manufacture of cement cisterns. The meeting how ever, took no particular action on the matter. This is an industry, an ac count of which appeared some time ago in the Saturday News in which it was stated that Mr. Peterson waB here In the Interest of forming a company among representative citi zens who would be asked to take stock in the enterprise. It is quite prob able that Mr. Peterson will endei vor through his individual efforts to form a company in the future. DIED OF SEPTIMAEMIA. Miss Thina Herr died at the Water tftwn hospital Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock of septlmaemia, or blood poisoning, after only a few days' ill ness. She was 24 years of age and a daughter of Mr. and Mra. George Herr of Butler, S. D. .She had resided in ,the city .tor some time and had been employed as a waitress. Her mother and brother came to Watertown Wed nesday and returned with the .body. YOUNG MEN'S DAY AT THE BAP TIST CHURCH. Next Sunday will 'be observed as Young Mfen's Day at the Baptist church with a -special service in the evening for young meg. Rev. W. R. Leach will speak to young men on 'Young Men and Life's Dangers." The address will be of interest and help to all young men. While a special invitation is given- to young men to'be present the service is for all.- Young men will'form the choir Z* especial ly prepS^^ffiSate for which that place ie noted. Among tlipse from out of town Were': President O Toole and wife of Vienna, and Drs. J. B. Vaugn of- Catf tlQwood and Hart of Haze!. usher and take? the offering- Som« ... .• six ^lmjifired tickets have been 8l'ven 'r.h,.. Pe or a, I -l possible time. ?k J11®iiddressed meetings from the Atlantic one hei4 last month.for 7oanc.-.-)aMe% feW-fcMs. th=. on^ 'iW tte Pacific «*st and haa also ap- On Tuesday evening "at 8 o'clock quob, -JIW- bilMe claro 15ugene Cronk and Mlsa Margaret "111 meet at nooIL j?loye of the Star Laundry and hetT parents reside in Iowa, kr.- prottk KitaioliMi^ajs^r of Watertown and was formerly employed by the Car-' Miss Hary "K. Ellen of Kranzbuis,' lieoatlhE eompany. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholeua Haehn of Mee Henry, Ni' jiJ|'Cronk probably take up their Teal- !.. and Mls» ldt Rashke of Goodwin,1 to C?eM' Morning subject will be "Giving God nx the Bnda. 3B|-' m- *v ?/.54S^aKi3Vf Freight Train on Northwest ern Runs into a Bunch of Cattle fife3 PROPERTY OF MIKE FOX Probably an Action for Damages Will be Commenced Against Railroad Company!^ Honor Miss Davlin's Fourteenth Birthday Miss Catherine fourteen years old honor of the event friends gathered at t-sf. lW 1 Twelve head of cattle belonging to Mike Fox, one of the prosperous farm ers residing about five mileB east of Watertown, were killed by a North western freight train near his farm one day last week. The cattle had broken the fence in some manner and were on the track when a heavily load ed freight train bore down on them killing most of the animals instantly. A snow plow was attached to the locomotive, otherwise it is quite pro bable that the whole train would have been derailed and wrecked. For some .reason the animals were not removed for several days, but permitted to re main beside the railroad track where they were killed, permitting a grue some sight for passengers when be ing whisked over the line in that sec tion. Mr. Fox will probably commence an action for damage against the rail road company for the Wiling of his stock. It can be considered fortunate for the. company, even though it should be called upon to pay damages, for. bad the train been wrecked it is quite probable that the damag^^epd have been heavy. it has not-been learned whoP Wfts responsible for the cattle upon the track,, but in any event the loss will be quite large. D. Davlin was Tuesday ind In 10 of her girl her home, 333 Tenth street N. W., to celebrate the occasion. An elegant dinner was ser ved by the hostess of the evening, Mrs. H. R. Davlin. Music, games and a social time followed when the par ents. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Davlin chaperoned the young ladies to the Idle Hour for further entertainment, xue fourteenth birthday will remain vividly in the mind pf Miss Davlin as one of the pleasantLevents in her life. Sioux Chief Attends Episcopal Conference Prominent plergy From -Ail Part* of State Are Present In The a",. Jfa: JW Many- or the piost noted' Episcopal clergy of the state are in -attendance at the conference of the Episcopal minlsters of South Dakota, being held here this week. The meetings are for the mutual benefit.of, tjie work' in which they are-engageS. ta^t even inga large class of the Trinity church were confirmed by-Bishop Johnson. Among those in attendance is Rev. D. Nasbley, who-has had charge of Cheyenne reServation for many yewns, coming to this section in 1834. Mr. Nashley Is very prominent in Masonic circles in this state. Another personage present of much a Sioux ,, chiefs His father was one of the or- Siouot chiefs, Rev. DeToria has iht •. Peared before aasemblages of govern-her people or not am going af- ment officials at Washington, D. C. It- Is said that cow-- use the IjJng' lish tongue ae flnently- aa his native language he would have had no su perior as an omtcr, not excepting the late DaiUti Webster. j-r 45 VIOLATION OF FRANCHISE Openly Charged—0. H. Blake Makes Strong Protest Setting Forth His Complaints. W -People are in nu^9&ases of long suffering which is tocoming painful ly apparent in Watertown when the telephone situation is taken into con sideration. For many months mut terings of discontent have been heard and the company has remained in a complacent mood. It is charged that the teljmB of the franchise with the city are being openly violated, yet the company Sits back and gives the peo ple the laugh. But not unlike a volcano public sentiment is likely at any time to open and assert itself, for the peo ple are -becoming genuinely indignant. •In-today's'News is published an In terview with O. H. Blaise who expres ses bis sentiments in no uncertain ternju. And in a^l probability there are others who will gladly voioe the sentiments expressed by Uu)t gentle man. Vy:/ The News, in justice to the tele phone people, asked- Manager John son for his Bide of the question, but that gentleman said he liad nothing to say fori publication. -SC'-i."-- 8lack Is indignant. •j.is-'-.- --.i' S^jS^lake saw: '^jUhave coninilted regarding the matter. SSd he-aeaured me that the telephon company had no right Whatever under its franchise with the city of Water town to charge any person one cent more for telephone service tha". the franchise calls for which is $1.00 for residence telephones and $2.50 for business telephones. This being the case I intend to ascertain whether the Dakota Central Telephone Com pany can hold people up for this ex tra twenty-five cents If they do not happen to pay their bill to the com nany on the 10th of each month. I mean business and I will fight this proposition if I have to take it into the courts. Not Living to Franchise. "The company is not living up to its franchise in many respects. Take for instance, the telephone directory. The franchise plainly states that the company must issue a- new directory every three months. Has it done this? I should say not. It has been just a year since the last directory was issued. Then again the franchise plainly states that just as soon -as the company has 1,00 subscribers Th Watertown it sisal! install an automatic!. system. Has it done It? Echo answers no. The com pany now has several hundred more subscribers than that prescribed in the franchise. If the company does not want to live up to its agreement with the city, what is the use of the city council granting any corporation a franchise at all. The whole sum and BubBtance of the ter this ft' °^i'" WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17,1911. $1.60 PER YEAR OPENING m?! People Indignant at tfsurp tion of their Rights by ^Telephone Company, the matter is this May Lose Franchise. Thet Dakota Central Telephone will bull-doze the people of this city to such an extent that it will lost its franchise here and wll he ordered to pull up its stakes and pull out and give some company a chance to do business that will do business 'M It agrees. I do not care-for this littte twenty-five cents which the. company extracted from my pocket" agil'.i hen removed my telephone, but it Is the principle of the thing. "There trill be something doipg «t the next meeting of the city council. We will find out whether the Dako ta Central Telephone owns Watertoc atter rtght." ft' MUNICIPAL. COURT DOINGS. Sau Evans, arrested for intoxl$at4on waa given five days In jalt^Ouy Attorney "k. B. Fairbanks of HO ron Wise arrested on a charge of noa-aap waa ln eity Tuesday on his way port .of hla wif», has been held in iAlee where he had legal for appeaiance at th« next Seward __.tf.tm mnnlrii«l rciirt. •*«, -'s 4 A* uM1 4ft IL W* "vn A State Convention of the Laundrymeii The ..state Laundrymen's convention' \i"l meet at Huron February 20 at which gathering a large attendance from over the state is anticipated. Not-only a majority of the laundry men of this city, but many of the traveling men are expejeted to be present. F. c. Leggett will gtve a talk and demonstration on ascount keeping while F. A. Marvin is expect ed to be present and demonstrate workings of the gas machine u«. ed. in laundries. Th^ State Laundrymen's conven tion was held in Watertown threa years ago and this year President M. Lyon of the Business Men's Un ion made a stern uous effort to sa cure the meeting here. PefoTPhUp i« Ma'de Temporary Treatnrer Anyone having business at the county treasurer's offlce may now pay their money to Peter Phllp of South Shore, for such was the decree of the county commissioners Wednesday. But Mr. Phllp was only appointed tem porary treasurer until next Tuesday when the commissioners, who adjourn ed until that time, will appoint a per manent treasurer Of Codington county. Albert Zweigg was made temporary chairman at the meeting of the *tfhe n&ih annual ihteh school con test in-,declamation Is to be held at Yankton, May 12, 19il. Bach high school Jn the state of South Dakota will receive a special Invitation to send representative speakers to take part In the contest. The principal and superinteidant of the Watertown schools have decided that this city will be., represented on the occasion. Theee. high school events are for the. purpose of instil ling an interest in the young people fa tho schools Jn speaking element that is too often neglected in manv of the halls of learning. Solid gold and silver medals are awarded to the winners of the first and second places in the atate con test, and a handsome banner is tended to the school winning first place. Associated with Professor C. E. (Lyons, who is head of public speaking at the Yankton college and chalr man of the committee, are Professors G. H. Durand, George H. Scott and Alice R. Kingsbury. Dark Horse May Land Treasurer's Office It i» not generally known l_t it' IS' nevertheless a iact that the friends of L. Baker, the former manager of the Watertown Produce Co., are working for his appointment as county treas urer to succeed L. 3. O'Toole, deceas ed. Mr. Baker is an old resident- of Wa tertown and is a thorough business man and accurate accountant He is a man of long experience in the busi ness world, being now about 60 years of age. Water-town and Codington county owes much to Mr. Baker. He was the first man In Codington county to establish a butter and eggs house in this part of the atate and he made a market for our farmers for their, products. When Mr. Baker estabiian ed his butter and eggs house in Wa tertown'egga were-aelling for 6 and 8: cent* per dozen and butter was a drug on the market at 8 and 10-cents per ponnd. Mr. Baker has paid the farmers of this county thouaanda of -dollars and spent thousand* of dol lars in Wiatertown. He met with .a misfortune in bin business about a year ago and now In his age it Is dlttculttfer him to again (at back in touhis former business. Mr. Baker la a cowpetent man, a «ood citlnen and -the eounty c«mniB«1onero shrpuld seriously oonalder hia esae. .,^1 WASAHIGHLY Held Many Positions of in this Section—Largely ^tended Funeral, Hoard yesterday. Owing to the death of former treaa urer Larry OToole, the office was closed Tuesday by the state's attor ney until „a successor could be ap pointed. .. mmM tool to Gne State-Cortert W!bile not unexpected t^e commun:.-' Ity was shocked to learn of the de mise of Larry O'Toole, which occurred Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after several months of lingering illness. Deceased waa a native of County Car low, Ireland having been born In that country June 6, 1390- He waa the youngest of Bit children born to John and Mary (bowling) O'Toole. His father died when he waa only 15 years old and he soon aiterward emi grated to America.. His mother died about nine years after the death of his father.' Young O'Toole displayed that in domitable energy timracteriutli' peo ple from the Emerald lsle, and waa not long in this country before he waa on the sure track to a future competency in the land of his choice. He follow W.the occupation of stono cutting for some time in New York atate. Final ly, Jn J8?7 be made his finit move In tW^jPOMUtty towardie the l*nd Of th sett&g aun and where die greater actlvHOs of hlk well sptatt .life Weto to ocenr. He took up hts home in -Wt nonk fioun^y, MJnn., remainlng ln thai when he moved to up a preempt&M_ qlalm In^ Fulieirvt^nSliljp/" Coj%gfcoo^5 County.. Her^.waa to beT3Stf scene his ipost^etrenuoUs duties in Utis coun try. "By dint of hard'tbil and diligence he secured for himself and his poster ity one of the best farms in this aec tion located 12 miles northwest of Watertown, where he resided until a few years ago when be moved to this city. ,V Mr. O'Toole had held many positions of trust before coming to Watertown. He was not only postmaster of Ester ly for 35 years but he had been town ship assessor, clerk, and a member of pwj the school board. After retiring from farm life and moving to Watertown he was twice elected county treasurer fel having been reflected at the election to hla honesty, popularity with the peo* last fall, all of which are strong trl butes tl his honesty, popularity with the people of the communitp and bis excellent qulificatlons There were few men in this section who held more firmly the implicit con fidence of the people than Larry O'Toole and who will be more sincere ly missed from the walks of life here, Besides a widow, deceased leaves si sons, John L.-j Edward L.. Lawrence H., Earl L., Clearance and Samuel three daughters, Mrs. James Wells, Mabel and Louise «I1 of Watertown and one sister, Mrs. James O'Nell of Hartlot, N. Y. v..• .' |&Ns#k: fv£ DEAD J1 Umr J. O'Tooic P—M" ^Away at His Home in this City Sunday ^4 The funeral was held from the Immaculate Conception Catholic church1 at 11. o'clock .Wednesday morning. .-2 On February 16 1884, Larry O'Toole and Miss Delia S. Grammond of Chip- .%£ pewa Falls, -Wis., were married. six s^na, John L., Edward L., Lawrence morning Requiem High mass was said at the church which was crowd ed to its -capacity. Deceased beln4 a member of The B, P. O. Elks, tho Wodmen antt the Ancient Order -of -sP®!-' United Workmen mcmbera of these lodges turned out in a body. The bearer# were selected, two from each pf the- above lodges respectfully. In terment was made In 8t Uary's Catholle cemetery.. The funeral was one. of the largest ever held In Wa tertown. .'.i Among the friends from -other places to attend the funeral werq: Mr. and Mrs. Gmmmond, Cayuga, f!. P.,. WiUiam O'Hem Hartlot, JN. T., W. T., W. E., and George b!,Spencer, St Charles, Minn., Mrs. TO^am Mc Elhanny. Philllpa, S. D., .and Mlsa May Spencer of Conde... We have corn and otts. W sato. Padflc JSlerMor Co. 1 IS.